Preliminary results for the 4/17/10 edition of the PA300k have been posted at:
... let me know of any corrections or other issues. The results will be submitted to RUSA shortly, and will then become final, pending ACP validation.
Out of a total of 36 registered riders, 34 made it to the start. One of the DNS's was Guy Harris who finds himself stranded in the U.K. due to the volcanic ash. Hopefully, he'll make it home in time for the PA Fleche next week. 7 riders opted for the 200k course and 27 clipped in for the 300k course -- all riders finished, for another 100% completion -- Outstanding results!
Weather was certainly on the chilly side, mid 40F's at the start and barely making it into the 50F's. A mostly cloudy day, but the sun managed to poke through a couple of times -- and except for a few sprinkles, the day was mostly a dry one. Special thanks to Andrew Mead for putting on his fenders to ward off the rain, even though he couldn't make it to the start this time.
There was a good mix of both new and veteran riders. Of note, Jud Hand, along with your's truly, have completed 4 of the 5 past PA300k's going back to the first one in 2006. And once again, a rider new to the Eastern PA series aced the course: Andrew Helms completed the course in 13:00, coming in shortly after first finisher Don Jagel.
Special thanks to volunteer Bill Slabonik, for manning the finish controle -- without volunteers like Bill, it just wouldn't be possible to keep running these events. And speaking of volunteers, I'm looking for several to staff the 400k, 600k, 1000k, and Brevet Week -- drop me a note if can step up and help out.
Linda McAdams writes: "....your 300K was my favorite brevet back in 2007, and this new version was just as terrific. I absolutely loved the scenery, especially between Cherryville and the Delaware Water Gap. And as always, your cue sheet was perfect and your total operation top notch. Thank you for making it such a perfect day. Much appreciated!"
Don Jagel writes: ".... I just wanted to thank you for putting together a great ride. Andrew H. and I rode together on and off for most of the day, so we both had good chance for pleasant conversation and alone time to enjoy the solitude on the roads through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The scenery along the roads close to the Delaware River is some of my favorite.... The cue sheet was spot on, and the controls were all good. Flats Deli in Hainesville makes great sandwiches and is a wonderful place to take a break halfway through the ride.... thanks to Bill for greeting us at the finish back at the Hampton Inn. It is always good to see Bill and his assistance here and on other rides is highly appreciated...."
If you have any other comments or stories to add, send them to me or post them on the message board.
Next week is the PA Fleche, and after that, we're headed back to the Blue Mountains for the 400k.
Eastern PA RBA